Carrie, i have generally been following the cilantro smoothie every day as well. Miss some every so often. I have also gone long weekends without the smoothies and taking the cilantro pills. I have very similar symptoms to you; very little rash, lots of itch, especially the back, upper chest and sometimes arms. What is funny is that when i am spending time away, the itch at times goes away – i actually think its because i get busy and my mind isnt focused on it as much. I have gone four days without the smoothie and no pills. I sort of stay off of it until the itch starts coming back. I am a little frustrated as regardless of the smoothie, the itch still comes up – i use a bunch of creams that seems to satisfy the itch – usually lasts about half a day. The cilantro seems to handle the rash; the itch no so much.
Might suggest the following …. get the cilantro pills – i take three a day when im not drinking the smoothies. I use Lubriderm and Sarna (the menthol one) together for the cream – it definitely removes the itch. When it comes back, i get to a private spot and just reapply. You may need to do it a few times a day. Finally, i don't know where you are going, but if its nice and warm and sunny, i have found the SUN helps enormously. Partly as i have less clothes on but also my dermatologist says its the UV rays (similar to light treatment).